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here is a series of photos of the way I went about making multiple copies of the Roosevelt Cars. In these first photos I made a JIG for drilling the axle holes in 10 bases. First grab 3 pieces of scrap wood , glue them to a board. Determine the hole location. Secure the JIG to the drill press stand.
Drill your first set of holes in all 10 pieces. Next cut a small SPACER and drop into the SLOT. The pacer is determined by where the next hole is. As you flip the piece over, it slides in and you cut the next 10 holes....QUICK and EASY. Don't over think it. The 20 holes are common to all the Roosevelt Cars. They share the same BASE. Refer to your plans for details as to wood sizes. Hope this helps someone build a little faster!
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The great thing about this is the consistency.
I always enjoy seeing how folks decide to do something to make things easier. Thanks for sharing .... __________________ Ed - Making sawdust in the shop
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I'll be looking for the posting of the car profile cut out , should be an attractive look.
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Thanks for the interesting wood toy how-to's. Please continue to post the project steps if you have the time. These are priceless toymaking tips you are sharing.
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Yup, +1! Quick & easy is great, but add "almost foolproof" consistent accuracy and you're a professional Jig & Tool designer my friend. Well done, thanks for sharing.
Kind regards AES (When I arrive in an upstairs room and can still remember what I went up there for, I consider that a triumph)!
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Great job!!! Production line at it's best
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